Monday, 12 August 2013

Colour Makes People Happy

There are a handful of places in our neighborhood that I really love, a few little gems that sparkle in the otherwise dullness of a series of mini-marts and banks. One of those places is a paint shop. I've just been in a few times as I'm not often in need of paint, but this is really so much more than a paint shop, and by far THE best paint shop I've ever been to. It's just paint, right? It could be. Just like everything else, I guess. But Simon, who owns Colour Makes People Happy takes his paint shop over the rainbow. He wanted a shop that sold paint, and just paint, where people could engage more intimately with color.
He is as cheerful and creative as his shop and has the most inventive paint color names you will ever hear. A vibrant pink is called "many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl." I love it! I don't think you're likely to find that at Farrow and Ball. He also has a potters' wheel that he uses to let people create spin art. Lois loved making her spin art. He hosts parties for little ones and adults, he has a cinema in the back, and he has a gallery space in the center of the shop. He also lives above it, so if you have any questions, he's not very far. If you're in South East London and in need of paint or a fun place for your next little event, ring up Simon at Colour Makes People Happy.

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